Pregnant mother arrested for allegedly killing owner of stolen plantain in Rivers

Saturday, February 3, 2024 The Rivers State police command has arrested a pregnant lady identified as Blessing Godday, for stabbing another woman identified as Mrs Imeran Idema, to death.

Blessing, who is a mother of nine children, reportedly killed Idema for trying to stop her from fleeing with a bunch of plantains she stole from a plantation. She committed the alleged offence while trying to get food for her hungry children on January 28, at Agada village in Abua, Rivers State.

It was gathered that Mrs. Imeran Idema, who was keeping watch on the plantation for her family, had told Blessing to drop the bunch of plantains but she refused. She fled towards another exit but was chased by Idema, who threatened to use the cutlass she had in her hand on Godday if she dared move another step.

Following an argument that ensued, Idema used the machete to stab Godday in her leg to prevent her from running further.

Godday then put down the bunch of plantains and descended on Mrs Idema, allegedly inflicting multiple injuries on her with her own machete, leaving the plantains and the bleeding owner inside the plantation.

Idema’s scream attracted other members of her family who immediately took her to the hospital for treatment. However, before she died, she was able to tell her family the person who injured her and what led to it.

A report was filed at the police station and Godday was subsequently arrested. When the police saw the injury the eight-month-pregnant woman had on her leg, she was sent home to go and treat herself and was rearrested two days later.

Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, CP Olatunji Disu, urged people to think carefully before making life choices. He urged heads of households to procreate within their means and lead responsible lives.

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